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26 minutes | May 31, 2021
43. Joel Willans - How to create a buzz online. Bonus episode!
In this bonus episode we share some more Joel Willans with you. Joel describes how he works his magic online to build high value content which reaches more people, including pointers on:How to create more buzz, build a community onlineHow to get get heard with your podcastHow to lead your own creativityHow to lead other creativesJoel also ponders his next steps as an author, podcaster, and leader of a creative agency.Honest, open and amusing as ever with some important lessons encoded in the conversation; are we grown-up enough to hear them? This was originally recorded as a bonus part of Episode 38 – it is every bit as insightful, and possibly more fun ! What do you think?
34 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
42 - Leading with a big heart - Elli Holappa
In this episode we explore with Elli Holappa, CEO of Jungle Juice Bar, values-based leadership during a crisis. Elli had spent just 12 days with her new management team in spring 2020 when the global pandemic struck. Listen in to our fascinating conversation with Elli on how values-based leadership has helped her: recruit and lay-off staff in difficult times with the same kindness and thoughtfulness;manage a ‘High – Low role’, going from leadership meetings to peeling carrots in a bar; understand the importance of culture fit andhaving a bit of craziness in order to get in ‘the game’;find the ‘silver lining’ to crisis moments;lead sustainably, achieve carbon neutrality and aim for carbon negative.All this plus some good news about bananas and will David land an interview at Jungle Juice Bar? "This is who I am as a leader, and now I know that If the business is heading into the crisis, I know I can act on it. And I know that I can make quick decisions. I can make tough decisions. I can make difficult decisions. I don't paralyze. I don't freeze. I'm completely capable of acting in a crisis."
37 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
41 - Making a Business Model out of Confusion - Alf Rehn
Alf Rehn, thinker, contrarian and provocateur leaves his day job as Professor of Innovation, Design and Management at the University of Southern Denmark, for half an hour to share with us his secrets including 🎧 What does it really mean to think?🎧 Where to find a treasure trove of wackiness in design school🎧 Teaching gender theory to engineering students or getting butchers to consider veganism🎧 Danish leadership and Danish humour🎧 Making a business model out of confusion🎧 How his memory works🎧 Thoughts on books and writing and of course gin gets a mention too Challenge your own thinking and see if you can keep up with Alf and his mental landscape of tricksters, scrapes and adventures .
36 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
40 - Find the Gandhi within – Professor Satu Teerikangas
🎧 How does change scale up from small actions to system level changes?🎧How did Satu shift her mindset to become a positive change agent in academia?🎧 What is - or could be - biodiversity respectful leadership?🎧 Why does Satu discuss psychological safety and values to start every class and workshop ?🎧 What is the role of trust, openness and respect in leadership?🎧Is there a collective consciousness of our minds?🎧 How can we get a social media balance in our lives?Listen to the inspiring Satu Teerikangas, Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Turku and Honorary Professor, University College London to find out.David, Nick and Stefano have a sparkling conversation on change and leadership with the uplifting Satu Teerikangas, leaving us full of hope and positivity and the belief that we can all as individuals make a collective difference. "Be the change you wish to see in the world: We could all find the Mandela within ourselves, or the Gandhi within ourselves, instead of complaining or keeping to a passive stance.”“By daily rewiring your brain and reframing your thoughts towards the positive, towards the expansive, there is a visible positive effect on a daily basis. And individual action can lead to collective action.”
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
39 - Alexander Stubb - On sleep, gratitude and life after politics
What is Alexander Stubb, former prime minister and politician and now Director at the School of Transnational Governance, hopeful about in the future of Europe?How does he manage to achieve so much in life (and does he think of himself as an overachiever)?What's the problem with how media tell the world? And what's their role in the future?How is life after politics?What is leadership in today's world?What can the Nordics export to the rest of the world, and what should they import?Who will win the premier league this season? Tune in to hear about these and more into this episode of the Nordic Leaders Podcast.Mentioned in the show:Oura RingOur previous episode with Jarno Koponen - Head of AI at YLE European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO)European University Institute (EUI)Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) - Martti Ahtisaari Peace foundation
30 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
38 - How to increase your online brand & presence - Joel Willans #VeryFinnishProblems
Season 3 kicks off with #VeryFinnishProblems creator Joel Willans. Join David, Nick and Stefano for our season opener with Joel; bestselling author, creative director, leader, and a man for our times - a master of the digital and social media world!If you're an individual or an organization hoping to increase your digital reach and impact, or just a lover of the social media phenomenon, #VeryFinnishProblems, then this is a must-listen! Joel describes how he became Finland's top online presence, which all started with a simple bet with a friend.Building a much loved brand online and competing against some of the top agencies from London to NY along the way, we explore Joel's 'manic focus' and hard work in learning how to create the right kind of content with as much reach and impact as possible.On Facebook alone he's heading towards 1m followers, growing at a rate of 10 - 20,000 every month.As a creative, Joel touches on the topic of artistic quality versus impact, and how to lead his talented team, and much more on this energizing kick-off to Season 3.
29 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
37 – Learning: Always be improving & how do you spend your Tuesday Nights?- George Brontén
Ready to travel to Sweden and meet George Brontén, lifelong entrepreneur with a never ending passion for sales? Have a listen to Stefano, Nick and David getting insights from George about: The secret to purposeful relationships – Trust, Align, Grow. Understanding problems from the customer’s perspective. How, after years of hiring and firing, George realized his leadership was the main problem. How you can see in the eyes of an interviewee if they’re into learning or not. And when you’ve got a big decision to make – get a coach! George and his team at www.membrain.com collaborate with thought leaders and researchers to identify the success factors behind great sales organizations. Well worth a listen to the learning journey of a successful an entrepreneur. Book recommendation from George; The Checklist Manifesto – How to Get Things Right : Atul Gawand Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers –
27 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
36 – How compound interest can make you super productive – Robin Lindahl
Robin Lindahl, CEO of Taaleri, the Finnish financial services company, chats with Nick and David about leadership challenges in 2020 senior executive team-building how diversity is helping Taaleri reach its goals trends in impact & sustainable investing and the formula for super productivity Worth a listen if you’re interested in windmills, leadership, teams, and how to make your money work smarter for you. Taaleri’s digital investment tool mentioned in the podcast can be found here: https://app.taaleri.com/ Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
29 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Ep. 35 – Salla Seppä – Secrets of Customer Experience at Nordic Business Forum
Salla Seppä, Chief Customer Experience Officer at the Nordic Business Forum, shares with Stefano and David some of the secrets behind the legendary standard of customer experience at NBF; from focusing on the strategy right down to sewing buttons onto the guests’ coats. Have a listen to the story of how Salla came to work at NBF and find out How to think big, dream big and never settle for the ordinary Be intentional about who you work with Put customer experience at the core of the strategy And loads of insights into collaboration, leadership and the power of story-telling. Thanks Salla for sharing! Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
14 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Ep.34 Bonus – Mind Gym with Reidar Wasenius
Grab a pen and paper and join in the fun with Personal Brainer, Reidar Wasenius, and his mind gym. Listen in to this fun – free of charge! – bonus material and find out what happened when David, Stephano and Nick took a brain bungee jump with the most listened to voice in Finland, Reidar Wasenius, Creative Director of Breaks Finland. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
25 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 33 – Reidar Wasenius – Influencing
How does it feel to be Finland’s most listened to voice? And what’s it like to post 3 videos on TikTok and get over 2 million views in just 3 weeks? Reidar Wasenius, Creative Director of Breaks Finland, voice actor (“the person you are trying to reach is speaking on the phone, please hold” – sounds familiar, right?) and speaker, educator and technologist chats with us about his career as an influencer. Oh and Reidar is also the announcer on Finnish trains – and his “episode is now arriving on all major platforms!” Have a listen to Reidar on : The role of influencing in training, sales & marketing and journalism Insights into successful communication Using Innovative exercises to boost creativity, courage and community Making learning fun, and what’s been the most fun thing in his whole career Super episode Reidar! Thanks for coming on the show. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
28 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Ep. 32 – Antti Vasara – On leadership and innovation [replay]
We replay this episode recorded in May 2020: Antti Vasara President & CEO of VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd) in a rich and fascinating chat with the Nordic Leadership Network’s Stefano Mosconi, Nick Vertigans and David Goddard about purpose driven leadership, motivating very smart people, being an optimist with the belief we will emerge stronger from the crisis, testing our resolve to do really big things and really change the way things work, and how innovation is all about listening to and understanding the value the customer is trying to create. Oh, and his lousy – but improving – cooking and cleaning skills get a mention too. Don’t forget to subscribe and get access to the full treasure trove of Nordic Leadership Network pods Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com
32 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Ep.31 – Meeri Haataja – Leading trustworthy AI
In this episode we chat with with Meeri Haataja, CEO of Saidot – a platform for teams to make their AI transparent and explainable – about how AI is impacting societies and everyday lives on a global scale, and what it’s like to be driving that as a positive change. Have a listen to insights into: how leadership in a start-up requires super fast learning by doing and understanding it’s a marathon, not a sprint the need for multiparty (“crowd-sourced”) oversight of new complex technologies how Helsinki and Amsterdam have launched an open AI register to empower citizens to see how their lives are influenced by technology measuring AI governance and ethics as ESG investors focus on the social impact of technology We close the discussion on a high note as we find out what is making Meeri – a life-long innovator with technology – optimistic about the future. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
29 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Ep.30 – Peter Sarlin – AI for people
Peter Sarlin, CEO and Co-Founder of Silo.AI, the largest private artificial intelligence lab in the Nordics, chats with David, Nick and Stefano about leadership and what “AI for people” means in practice. Listen in for insights into: leadership in a rapid growth company cultivating a growth mindset and diversity in the thinking throughout the whole company how AI allows humans to focus on complex, creative tasks and human relationships AI as a value creation accelerator, making products create more value Thank you Peter for bringing clarity in the midst of complexity! Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers .
27 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 29 – Hans-Peter Siefen – NBF: Leaders who change the world (replay)
In occasion of the publication of the Nordic Business Forum documentary here is a replay of our podcast with Hans-Peter Siefen where he goes behind the scenes of the NBF history and chats with Stefano Mosconi, Nick Vertigans and David Goddard about building leaders who change the world. Speaking to us from his boat, we found out Who is Hans-Peter Siefen’s favourite Nordic Business Forum speaker of all time? What did Jim Collins tell him over a cup of tea? What did he learn from Jack Welch? What does it take to succeed as an entrepreneur? How are digital opportunities producing more creativity? And how we are all looking forward to Yuval Harari at NBF this September Step on board to hear these and more fascinating insights into great leaders and great leadership from the Nordic Business Forum’s Hans-Peter Siefen and don’t forget to subscribe Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers ..
28 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 28 – Raghunath Koduvayur – Personal branding is a natural extension of who you are
Raghunath Koduvayur, international leader and polymath with a past in Nokia, Tieto and currently Head of Marketing and Communications at IQM Quantum Computers has a chat with David, Nick and Stefano on leadership topics ranging from diversity, to AI and personal branding. Listen in for an inspirational journey onto: how to get a more diverse workplace what effect will AI have on “middle” management, and actionable tools to step up your personal brand As always with Raghu we ended up the chat inspired by his calm and wise yet energetic voice. You can watch the speech of President of Finland Sauli Niinistö here Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers .
27 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 27 – Wilfrid Kroath – The future of digital education
Wilfrid Kroath, mobiliser and podcaster chats with David, Nick and Stefano about opening up entrepreneurship to high school age children. Listen in for insights into making his podcast – Dare to Suck – with his own children the importance of teaching entrepreneurship and soft skills in high schools how digital education is driving the need for more collaboration with teachers Lots of respect to Will for being brave enough to start a podcast with his own kids! Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers .
26 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Ep. 26 – Part 2/2 of Jarno Koponen – The future of news and a new media literacy.
Jarno Koponen, Head of AI and Personalization at Yle News Lab, goes deeper into the future of news with Stefano, Nick and David in Part 2: Social media is changing the role of traditional news media from gatekeepers to connectors. Journalists need a multidisciplinary approach – with data scientists and designers – to connect to the audience in a trustworthy way. A new social contract – a new kind of media literacy – is required from the news consumer. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
26 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ep. 25 Part 1- Jarno Koponen – The future of news in the era of artificial intelligence and social media.
Jarno Koponen, Head of AI and Personalization at the Yle News Lab in Finland’s national public broadcaster, chats with Stefano, Nick and David about how the way news is gathered and distributed – and what is considered news – is being disrupted by the new information ecosystem. Listen in to this first episode to hear insights into the future of news and innovations in machine learning and the impact on the news process using technology to make better journalism creating the right culture for better news experiences And stay tuned for episode two in which Jarno Koponen goes deeper into the impact of AI on the news process and calls for a new social contract to improve media literacy. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at -> firstname.lastname@example.org Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
25 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Ep.24 – The future is already here – Replay with Taneli Tikka
Get warmed up for next week’s episode on the future of AI and journalism! Have a listen to the highly popular episode from our archive with Taneli Tikka “how to adjust to the future.” Taneli Tikka – investor, serial entrepreneur and future teller – runs 52nd Ventures, the first venture builder in Finland and Epistemic Ventures, a venture fund focused on industrial transformation. In this episode Taneli explores characteristics of organizations that survive during transformational times the habits and things that the pandemic changed that will stay with us forever how to adjust to the coming future We will be exploring the future throughout season two. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first receive our stunning interview with Jarno Koponen, Head of AI and Personalization at YLE. Please contact us if you would like to be a guest, have a suggestion for a guest or give feedback to the team at email@example.com Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers
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